HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

File sharing and storage

Share PDFs, mockups, and documents for instant feedback. Access them any time from the HipChat client or on the web.

Chat and file history

HipChat automatically saves your conversations and files. Never forget who said what, and when. Access history anywhere you have internet.

Chat rooms

Use rooms for departments, teams, or projects. Rooms can be open for anyone to join, or private for only invited members.

Instant image preview

Share or link to an image and you'll get a live preview. Perfect for creative or design teams. Hour long design sessions are a thing of the past.

One-on-one messaging

Have side conversations with your teammates. You'll have chat history and file sharing to help you keep track.

SMS

Send and receive one-on-one chat messages on any phone via SMS. They'll even be saved in the chat history.

Notifications

Don't want to miss a thing? Customize HipChat alerts with sounds, flashes, and pop-ups. Get someone's attention by typing @name.

Guest access

Collaborate with people outside your company. Perfect for clients, vendors, or live customer support.

Emoticons

Express yourself with dozens of built in emoticons. Even upload your own to share with your coworkers!

Spell checking

We all make mitsakes. HipChat will keep you from embarrassing yourself in front of your team members (at least spelling-wise).

API

Use our API to send messages to rooms whenever a coworker posts a blog entry, checks in code, or fixes a bug.

Video and Voice Chat

Have face-to-face meetings with a coworker. All you need is a webcam and a microphone.

What's New:

  • Improved - Emoticon autocomplete is finally here. Get chatting. All of your sarcastic friends are waiting for you.
  • Improved - Need to hide your coworkers distracting gifs? Well, now you can say goodbye to funny cats clogging up your workspace.
  • Improved - If you’re looking to add an integration, check out that cool Gears of War lookin’ icon and open the tab. Super easy.
  • Fixed - Long URL’s render with no problems. Go ahead: post those links like crazy.
  • Fixed - No more broken links and emoticons, when a find/replace, is performed. (yey)
  • Fixed - Replace text emoticon with images setting now works. You pick your look.
  • Fixed - End user couldn’t edit settings if an admin installed HipChat, and now they can. With great power comes great responsibility.
  • Fixed - Create a room name with an existing name and the system will not swallow itself like a black hole.
  • Fixed - If you need to rename a room because the room name is taken, we’ll let you know with an alert.